Author: P. L. Gaus

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Whiskers of the Lion - An Amish-Country Mystery

Whiskers of the Lion
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780142181737
  • Release: 2015-03-31
  • Author: P. L. Gaus
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Amish
  • Publisher: Plume
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P. L. Gaus’s widely praised Amish-Country Mysteries continue to “probe the tension between the self-reliance of the Amish world and the urgencies of the English world” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

In Whiskers of the Lion, Sheriff Bruce Robertson is charged with finding a young Amish woman on the run from a murderous drug ring so she can testify in federal court. Wrestling with a recurring childhood nightmare of a deadly lion, the Holmes County sheriff finds himself torn between allegiance to the legal system he upholds and the beliefs of the people he is sworn to protect.


Harmless as Doves - The Amish-Country Mysteries

Harmless as Doves
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 978-0452297869
  • Release: 2011-06-21
  • Author: P. L. Gaus
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Amish
  • Publisher: Plume
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As he goes about his milking chores on a cold October morning, Bishop Leon Shetler daydreams of escaping the Ohio winter and taking a bus to the Pinecraft Amish community in Florida for a vacation. His reverie is suddenly interrupted when young Crist Burkholder enters the barn, head down, hat in hand, to make a confession. “I just killed Glenn Spiegle.”

“An Amish murderer?” Sheriff Robertson asks when he arrives on the scene. “Who will believe that?” But Burkholder is adamant about his guilt, fueled by the passion of his love for Vesta Miller, the young woman both he and Spiegle so desperately wanted to marry.

No sooner does the sheriff start his investigation than he learns of two more murders in the Pinecraft community, and a startling connection is made. There’s no way around it—Professor Mike Branden will have to put his research trip on hold and, along with detective Ricky Niell, travel south to investigate. There they discover the disturbing truth about Spiegle’s conversion to the Amish faith and the reason for the long-smoldering hatred that has reached into the secluded pastoral valleys of Holmes County.

In Harmless as Doves, P. L. Gaus takes the action to Florida in one of the most exciting mysteries in the series. This is Gaus at his best.


Blood of the Prodigal - Amish-Country Mysteries

Blood of the Prodigal
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780452296466
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: P. L. Gaus
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Amish
  • Publisher: Plume
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A compulsively readable new series that explores a fascinating culture set purposely apart.

In the wooded Amish hill country, a professor at a small college, a local pastor, and the county sheriff are the only ones among the mainstream, or "English," who possess the instincts and skills to work the cases that impact all county residents, no matter their code of conduct or religious creed.

When an Amish boy is kidnapped, a bishop, fearful for the safety of his followers, plunges three outsiders into the traditionally closed society of the "Plain Ones."


Broken English - Ohio Amish Mysteries

Broken English
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780452296619
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: P. L. Gaus
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Amish
  • Publisher: Plume
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A compulsively readable new series that explores a fascinating culture set purposely apart.

In the wooded Amish hill country, a professor at a small college, a local pastor, and the county sheriff are the only ones among the mainstream, or "English," who possess the instincts and skills to work the cases that impact all county residents, no matter their code of conduct or religious creed.

David Hawkins came to the quiet town of Millersburg to escape his demons and unexpectedly found salvation in Amish life-until his English daughter is brutally murdered.


Separate from the World - An Amish-Country Mystery

Separate from the World
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780452296718
  • Release: 2011-02-22
  • Author: P. L. Gaus
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Amish
  • Publisher: Plume
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Enos Erb, an Amish man, claims that his brother,-benny,-a dwarf like himself- has been murdered. Upon investigation, links to a controversial genetics study examining the effects of inbreeding within the Amish community are uncovered-a study in which both Enos and benny had participated.


A Prayer for the Night - Amish Country Mysteries

A Prayer for the Night
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780452296701
  • Release: 2011-01-25
  • Author: P. L. Gaus
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Amish
  • Publisher: Plume
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Three young friends disappear while traveling on their Amish rite of passage, Rumschpringe, or wild days. In a race against the clock, the sheriff must find a murderer and break a ruthless drug ring operating within the heart of Ohio's Amish Country.


Cast a Blue Shadow - An Amish-Country Mystery

Cast a Blue Shadow
  • Number: 9780452296695
  • Release: 2010-12-28
  • Author: P. L. Gaus
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Amish
  • Publisher: Plume
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When the widow of a revered Millersburg College alumnus and one of the school's biggest donors is brutally murdered, authorities fear that Martha Lehman, a young Mennonite college girl, holds the key. but Martha-who was found covered in blood the morning after the murder- isn't talking.


Clouds Without Rain - Amish Country Mystery 3

Clouds Without Rain
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780452296688
  • Release: 2010-11-30
  • Author: P. L. Gaus
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Amish
  • Publisher: Plume
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A compulsively readable new series that explores a fascinating culture set purposely apart.

In the wooded Amish hill country, a professor at a small college, a local pastor, and the county sheriff are the only ones among the mainstream, or "English," who possess the instincts and skills to work the cases that impact all county residents, no matter their code of conduct or religious creed.

A fatal accident involving and Amish buggy and an eighteen-wheeler sets Professor Michael Branden on a quest to uncover the links between the crash and a spate of disturbing events.